A MAN who left the house after a domestic found himself locked out when he returned a few minutes later because he had forgotten to put any socks on.

Blackburn magistrates heard that before he left Alexander Derek Kenyon had assaulted his partner and when he returned he kicked the door causing damage.

Kenyon, 31, of School Street, Great Harwood, pleaded guilty to assault and criminal damage. He was fined £120 with £85 costs and £34 victim surcharge.

He was ordered to pay £50 compensation for the assault and £50 for the damage.

Scott Parker, prosecuting, said the victim arrived home from work at about 12.30pm and there was a row about child minding. Her work phone rang but the defendant wouldn’t let her answer it and abusive words were exchanged.

“He pushed a dining room chair towards her causing her to fall to the floor,” said Mr Parker.

“While she was on the floor he pushed the back of her head.”

After he left his partner went outside for a cigarette and when she saw him coming back locked the door.

Gareth Price, defending, said his client had gathered some clothing and walked away from the incident but realised he had not put any socks on.